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Awarding diversity at the top

Awarding diversity at the top

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Nine honorees were recognized Oct. 18 for their great accomplishments in the community as well as

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

Keeping the faith — Asian Americans and Christianity

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly When Christian Chin began his ministry at the University of Washington, he recalls that he had 10

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,

Asian American leads Latino district in California

Asian American leads Latino district in California

28 May 2009

By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an election that highlighted America’s fluid racial landscape, an Asian American candidate emerged as the leading contender to fill a U.S. House seat in an overwhelmingly Hispanic district.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/51 Comment

Alec Baldwin apologizes for mail-order bride joke

Alec Baldwin apologizes for mail-order bride joke

28 May 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin apologized for making a joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride that provoked a sharp response in the Philippines.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, National News, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/51 Comment

Amid economy woes, Mongolian opposition candidate claims presidency

Amid economy woes, Mongolian opposition candidate claims presidency

28 May 2009

Nambaryn Enkhbayar and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj By Ganbat Namjilsangarav The Associated Press ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s opposition Democrats claimed victory this past Monday, May 25, in presidential elections after pledging to crack down on graft and to better distribute the country’s mining wealth.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News0 Comments

South Koreans mourn ex-president who committed suicide

South Koreans mourn ex-president who committed suicide

28 May 2009

By Young-Joon Ahn The Associated Press President Roh Moo-hyun BONGHA, South Korea (AP) — Bowing deeply and laying white chrysanthemums before his portrait, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed this past Sunday, May 24, to the southern village where former President Roh Moo-hyun killed himself by jumping off a rocky cliff overlooking his home.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News0 Comments

Indonesia says OK to Facebook — but no flirting!

28 May 2009

By Indra Harsaputra The Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News0 Comments

Longevity of life a mixed blessing for Japanese

28 May 2009

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — This past Friday, May 22, Japan welcomed the news that it had topped the world longevity ratings, but with its citizens living increasingly longer lives, it may soon become hard for the government to find enough young taxpayers to support them.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News0 Comments

Chinese ‘Erin Brokovich’ on her struggles and triumphs

Chinese ‘Erin Brokovich’ on her struggles and triumphs

28 May 2009

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Born in December 1969, Jingjing Zhang followed an unlikely career path for a Chinese woman. She is known for her environmental activism and was recently recognized as the 2009 distinguished Severyns-Ravenholt Lecturer, where she spoke to more than 100 people about her life’s work and achievements.

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Posted in News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/5, World News1 Comment

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF

28 May 2009

Week 2: Film reviews of those with a message “Kabei — Our Mother,” Japan Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s 74th film abandons the samurai storylines he’s previously used. The film showcases his skill at telling a family-oriented story. The tale resonates between the mind and heart long after the end of the […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Women of Color Empowered Luncheon honors local activists

Women of Color Empowered Luncheon honors local activists

28 May 2009

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/51 Comment

Editorial: When searching for loved ones, never give up hope of finding them

Editorial: When searching for loved ones, never give up hope of finding them

28 May 2009

Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 23 | 5/30 - 6/50 Comments

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

21 May 2009

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

Editorial: You voiced your concerns and the bus route stayed!

21 May 2009

Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/292 Comments

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

­Northwest Asian Weekly at SIFF!

21 May 2009

Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/290 Comments

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

The White House, people, and all that jazz!

21 May 2009

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Travel, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/2911 Comments

Singapore’s gay community holds first-ever rally

21 May 2009

SINGAPORE (AP) — The gay community in tightly controlled Singapore held its first-ever rally on Saturday, May 16, taking advantage of looser laws on public gatherings to call for equality.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Yet-to-open sex park demolished in China

21 May 2009

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — This investment turned out to be as risky as it was risque.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Officials: Philippines has 1.1M illegal firearms

21 May 2009

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines needs tougher laws to deal with the more than 1 million illegal firearms in the country, some of which may have been smuggled in from Afghanistan for use by Muslim guerrillas, officials said Monday, May 18.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News1 Comment

Malaysian Indians stuck with dictionary’s ethnic slur

21 May 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Malaysian Indian group has lost a legal bid to remove a word considered offensive from a government-published dictionary, a lawyer said on Friday, May 15.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed

Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed

21 May 2009

By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

Miracle baby stuns the world again

Miracle baby stuns the world again

21 May 2009

By Kids Without Borders For Northwest Asian Weekly Dubbed the miracle baby, Vietnamese toddler Thien Nhan Phung, who was abandoned at birth and brutally mauled by wild animals, has once again lived up to his name. It was believed that Phung’s testicles had been severed in the attack.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/29, World News0 Comments

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